Art and design

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Henrietta Howard’s historic Georgian villa to open to public after restoration
Decades of disrepair reversed at Marble Hill, home built on the Thames for king’s mistress and court society figure

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

19, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Photographer Luo Yang captures rare glimpse of China’s ‘brave and free’ youth
The Shanghai-based photographer Luo Yang has been documenting Chinese youth for more than a decade

Virginia Harrison

19, May, 2022 @1:19 AM

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Rare Chinese vase kept in kitchen sells at auction for almost £1.5m
Glazed porcelain piece, created for Qianglong imperial court in the 1700s, had been purchased for a few hundred pounds in the 1980s

Euan O'Byrne Mulligan

18, May, 2022 @6:53 PM

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Jesse Darling: Enclosures review – part public toilet, part CCTV-infested hellscape
Using clay, porcelain and a plethora of surveillance cameras, the artist explores how our bodies are forced to submit to state control

Hettie Judah

18, May, 2022 @4:07 PM

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Two lovers at sunset in Vietnam … Maika Elan’s best photograph
‘Although homosexuality is legal in Vietnam, I still got negative reactions to my pictures of couples being intimate. And this just motivated me to take more’

Interview by Ross Lancaster

18, May, 2022 @2:16 PM

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Picasso, Monet and Cézanne lead the way in $400m New York art auction
Ten works sell for more than $10m each in sale featuring giants of art, also including Gauguin and Magritte

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

18, May, 2022 @11:20 AM

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‘I’m very conscious of art-washing but we have to bloody well do something’: the show tackling air pollution
From a 1661 pamphlet imploring action on smog to works by Tacita Dean and Dryden Goodwin, In the Air gives artistic form to the stuff we draw into our lungs

Patrick Barkham

18, May, 2022 @9:01 AM

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From Dover’s cliffs to degraded porn: the astonishing alchemy of Cornelia Parker – review
This fabulous survey of her 40-year career has everything from soiled hankies to exploding sheds, as well as a vampire-like Margaret Thatcher – confirming Parker’s genius for finding poetry in the world around us

Adrian Searle

17, May, 2022 @3:24 PM

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‘I feel your country’s anger’ – why the memorial to Britain’s Covid dead will be set ablaze
David Best’s temple-like monument will be filled with mementoes and notes from bereaved relatives – then torched. The Burning Man sculptor explains how this will create a path to peace

Kat Lister

17, May, 2022 @2:44 PM

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Painting traded for a cheese sandwich in 1973 sold at auction for C$350,000
Maud Lewis sold her paintings on Nova Scotia roadsides but found a larger audience after a 2016 biopic chronicled her life and work

Leyland Cecco

17, May, 2022 @2:44 PM

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Gilane Tawadros appointed director of Whitechapel Gallery
Curator and writer will become one of few women of colour to lead big UK arts institution when she takes up post in October

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

16, May, 2022 @2:39 PM

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John Akomfrah on Stuart Hall: ‘When I first read him, I thought he was white’
The artist is revisiting his three-screen film about the legendary thinker and activist, which takes in jazz, Vietnam, and the family trauma that haunted Hall

Colin Grant

16, May, 2022 @11:55 AM

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